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Looking Back at the Blizzard of 1888; MCNY Landmarks Show

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THE PAST—New Yorkers have been toughing out snowstorms in their hidey-holes for at least the past 150 years, and have managed to not completely lose it. But so far that's proving untrue for Blizzard Juno, which has at the very least set a Lord of the Flies-esque scenario upon each of the city's grocery stores. It's time to recall the Great Blizzard of 1888 which, despite the daunting snow walls it brought to Brooklyn sidewalks pictured above (h/t tipster), humanity managed to pull through. Let's all take a cue from it. Now, some pleasant-looking snow for your viewing pleasure. [CurbedWire inbox]

UPPER EAST SIDE—To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Landmarks Law, the Museum of the City of New York will be hosting "Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks", an exhibition that will explore how the law "underscores how civic and business leaders, grass roots activists, and design professionals have come together to create a contemporary New York City that blends old and new in a dynamic urbanism." The exhibition, which will show from April 21 through September 13, will put on display original documents, drawings, paintings, photographs, building pieces, and more to highlight the achievements of the law as well as how it may affect the city in years to come. [CurbedWire inbox; previously]

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